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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:41 am

Great to hear that the park is being saved, as it seemed it would close in a short time. It's great that an old park is being saved, and hopefully, the new Heritage Park does well. The park seemed decent until a few years ago when almost everything was removed, so hopefully the new owners can replace some of the removed rides.

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Dreamland, Margate UK Discussion Thread

Postby Leekak » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:09 am

Margate Scenic Railway on Fire as I'm reporting this.
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Postby robbalvey » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:46 am

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Postby Leekak » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:47 am

Local News showing home videos now and its looking pretty bad.
Dreamland has been closed for 5 years now and the Scenic has just sat there doing nothing. It is the oldest coaster in Britain and was a listed building.

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Postby Juggler » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:00 am

Just been listening to Radio Kent.

50% of the station has gone along with about a 1/3 of the track, which has collapsed in on itself. The worst damage looks to have been to the workshop which has gone completely and as all the running gear and trains will have been inside those are almost certainly lost and will be almost impossible to replace.

About 80 fire fighters were called to the Scenic.

Police are already treating the blaze as "suspicious."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7335519.stm

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Postby cfc » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:12 am

^I rather doubt that it's a case of spontaneous coaster combustion.
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Postby Lord Kotowa » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:17 am

The fire surronding the roller coaster is very suspicious. Especially since the Historic Theme Park had just been approved to go there, which beat the plan to demolish the area for a residential development. Me thinks they are behind all this.
If so its like what happened in Camden and Thorpe Park.
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Postby sam06pr » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:35 am

:shockr: OMG no way!

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Postby shrekmizen » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:47 am

I can't believe this has happened i remember going on this ride :(

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